THE BIRMIGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA .-
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
THE two pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov are among the most piquant and frequontly-played examples of his light and sparkling music.
The first is from the Opera The Legend of Tsar Salian , the story of which resembles in some ways our fairy tale of Cinderella.
The Bumble Bee comes in to punish two wicked sisters, who, after the manner of the pair in Cinderella, are jealous of the third because she has become the Tsar's bride.
The tale of the Snow Maiden is one of the many folk stories that Russian composers have delighted to use as the basis of Operas and Orchestral Tone Poems.
The second piece is a depiction of the scene at the end of the first day of spring. In the domain of the Snow Maiden this is a day of festivity, on which all young folk who wish to wed come to receive the Tsar's blessing. The Dance of the Tumblers makes a merry end to the occasion.
PATRICIA ROSSBOROUGH and PARTNER
MISCHA MOTTE (in Mimicry)
HELENA Millais (The Actress-Entertainer)
PHILIP BROWN 'S DOMINOES DANCE BAND
NORMAN VENNER (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
THESE three songs are from the sixth set of Parry's delightful English Lyrics.
The first two have words by Alfred Perceval Graves, from the Greek.
The third, Love is a bable is full of brisk wit.
Its burden is that it passes the wit of man to make head or tail of love.
VICTOR HERBERT , born in 1859, is a grandson of the Irishman, Samuel Lover , who wrote Handy Andy. He was for some years a leading violoncello player. He has written nearly forty stage works, most of them light operas.
The Suite includes four Serenades: (1) Spanish : (2) Chinese; (3) Cuban ; (4) Oriental.
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